16 Tips to Make Christmas Costumes with Your Kids

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If you’re a parent, you know that the holidays are all about your kids. This year, why not spend time with them making their Christmas costumes? I have 16 tips to make Christmas costumes with your kids. Costumes come together so quickly; you’ll be surprised by how easy it is.

1. Santa Suit

You can make a Santa suit in 20 minutes or less. All you need is red sweatpants, a white sweatshirt, and some faux fur. Cut the sleeves off of the shirt, cut out an opening for your child’s face (make sure it’s large enough to see through) then attach pieces of fur around this opening using safety pins. When you’re done, they’ll look like Santa himself.

2. Rudolph the Reindeer

You can make a Rudolph costume in 20 minutes. All you need is red sweatpants and black felt to create his antlers. Cut out two pieces for each horn (two large ones and one small), then use some hot glue to attach them before putting the hood on.

3. Elf on the shelf

I love this elf costume because it’s really easy to make and works for both boys and girls. All you need is green sweatpants, a white sweatshirt, some felt (for his shoes), safety pins, glue gun/glue sticks, and clothespins. Cut out a white triangle on the sweatshirt and a green one for each pant leg, then use safety pins to attach them together before putting it on your child.

4. Cut off Santa Hat

Turn an old Santa hat into a reindeer costume. This works great if you have some felt laying around from other projects or just need to purchase a few pieces. It’s as simple as cutting the hat off and adding antlers with either felt or sticks from your yard.

5. Christmas Tree Costume

If you have a little one who likes to play in the leaves, this costume is perfect for them. All you need are green sweatpants, some felt (for his shoes), safety pins, glue gun/glue sticks, and clothespins. Cut out two pieces of red fabric about three feet long by four inches wide, then cut that into a point to create the top of a Christmas tree. Attach them together using safety pins before putting them on your child.

6. Elf Shoes

You can make elf shoes in 30 minutes or less. All you need is green sweatpants, a white sweatshirt, and some felt (for his shoes) safety pins, glue gun/glue sticks, and clothespins. Cut out two pieces of red fabric about three feet long by four inches wide, then cut that into a point to create the top of a Christmas tree. Attach them together using safety pins before putting it on your child.

7. Dreidel Costume

This is a really simple and easy-to-make Dreidel costume that you can do in 15 minutes. All you need is blue sweatpants, a yellow sweatshirt, some felt (for his shoes), safety pins, glue gun/glue sticks, and clothespins. Cut out a blue square and four smaller triangles to create the Dreidel shape, then attach them together using safety pins before putting it on your child.

8. Matching Sweaters

You can get matching sweaters by having a company that does embroidery services put your child’s name on the front of a sweatshirt and matching sweatpants or even flower embroidery. A well-detailed sweatshirt is great for parents to be included; this can be done via hand embroidery.

9. Stocking Costumes

For stocking costumes, let kids wear an old sweater, leggings, or sweatpants and cut out the shape of a stocking. You can make it more special by embellishing the stocking with glitter glue, sequins, or felt.

10. Bell-like Costume

Find an old dress and cut the bottom off, then just add a bell to take this costume from ordinary to extraordinary. You can add a belt to make it even more special. Bells are fun for everyone, especially kids when they run around and jingle.

11. Snowman

For a snowman outfit, put together matching sweatpants and sweatshirts with buttons made of felt or foam circles attached using hot glue. You can also make his eyes out of black felt before putting it all on your child.

12. Matching Scarves

For a matching scarf, just use old sweaters and cut the bottom off. You can also add some felt (for your child’s nose) safety pins, glue gun/glue sticks, and clothespins to attach it together before putting it on your child.

13. Snowflake Costume

This is an easy way for boys or girls alike to dress up as a snowflake for this holiday. All you need is blue sweatpants, a yellow sweatshirt, some felt (for his shoes), safety pins, glue gun/glue sticks, and clothespins. Cut out two triangles to create the bottom part of the snowflake, then attach them together using safety pins before putting it on your child.

14. Candy Cane

For this costume, simply cut off an old red sweater or leggings at about knee length in front and back, fold over one side creating stripes like a candy cane. It’s that easy. You can add glitter here if desired too.

15. Pajamas with Christmas Details

For a pajama costume, you can use green sweatpants and an old red sweater. Cut out the shape of a Christmas tree in felt (for your ch- baby

This is perfect for babies who are almost ready to crawl– just put together a matching blue sweatshirt and pants, then cut out shapes from the white fabric before attaching them using hot glue or safety pins before putting it on your little one. This snowman will be even more special because he’ll get to wear his first-ever cozy jammies.

16. Penguin

To create this penguin outfit, all you need is a black sweatshirt and sweatpants with white felt (for the feet), safety pins, glue gun/glue sticks, and clothespins. Cut out two ovals for his face, then attach them together using safety pins before putting it on your child.

In summary, there are many ways that you can reuse old clothes to create great-looking Christmas costumes with your kids. You just have to be creative. There are countless ideas, and you can even come up with your own unique ideas too to create a one-of-a-kind costume.

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